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Nashville Lifestyles Magazine April 2021

Nashville Lifestyles is the exclusive city magazine for the greater Nashville area. Features include local issues, dining, celebrities, fashion, homes, and neighborhoods, events and much more! In addition to the regular features, readers enjoy special issues like Top Doctors, the 25 Most Beautiful People, Single in the City & The Music Issue.

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Nashville Lifestyles
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11 Issues

in this issue

2 min
from the publisher

The greatest privilege of my job is our mission as your city magazine: to help our readers. We are lucky enough to get the opportunity to tell the stories of our town. We get to meet the most interesting people. We get to share with you what is new. This April edition, to me, is the perfect intersection of all of those things. As a magazine publisher, picking your favorite issue is like choosing your favorite child. But, the annual Restaurant Issue is like my best behaved, A-plus student child who got a scholarship and founded a charity in my name after becoming a billionaire. It’s a tough act to follow! This issue is a resource for you to try new dishes—dine-in or takeout—from the newest places that opened this year.…

2 min
from the editor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: our annual Restaurant Issue! I am more excited than ever to bring these fabulous eateries to you because, as we all know, this has been an extremely rough year for our hospitality industry and workers. But not only did our local food scene survive, it thrived. New restaurants opened, and some of our favorites found new ways to bring their food to the hungry—yet cautious—masses. Personally, I embraced the curbside trend in a major way, but I am so looking forward to getting out and (safely!) enjoying these spots in person this spring and beyond. With this year’s Restaurant Guide we did our best to compile as many local spots as possible, and we hope you return to the list time and again…

4 min
the color of love

Up until now Ashley Monroe has spent her career on solid ground, rooted to the traditional twang of her Knoxville upbringing. It’s worked wonders, leading to Grammy nominations as both a solo artist and a member of the sass-talking super trio Pistol Annies (with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley). But with her fifth album, Rosegold, Monroe floats off into the atmospheric ether. Leaving country behind to explore hypnotic pop for the first time, Monroe emerges like a butterfly from a chrysalis of life change. First came the birth of her son Dalton, and then the end of her major label recording deal. And now there’s nothing tying her down. “When I got dropped by Warner Brothers it set me free,” Monroe explains, thinking back to the months after 2018’s Sparrow. “I didn’t…

5 min
peter frampton

Peter Frampton is one of the greatest guitar players in the history of rock, so if anyone were to put out an album of instrumental tracks, why shouldn’t it be him? But here’s the catch: though Frampton, a Nashville resident since the mid-’90s, is a world-class songwriter, having penned hits like “Baby, I Love Your Way” and “Show Me the Way,” his latest album is a compilation of cover songs. Frampton Forgets the Words (out April 23) includes The Peter Frampton Band’s spin on tunes including Roxy Music’s “Avalon” and Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” The rock legend shared the inspiration behind the album, what he’s been up to in the past year, and some favorite cover versions of his own songs when he called from his Downtown…

3 min
spring it on

Temps are officially on the rise and spring fever is in the air. With winter blues finally behind us, we’re all craving a little fun and adventure to accompany these warmer days. Gaylord Opryland Resort has just the fix to help you spring forward this season with its Once Upon a Spring programming, featuring an array of activities and events the whole family can enjoy. Whether you’re in need of a spring break getaway, a romantic night out, or a family staycation, Gaylord Opryland Resort is the place to be for a much-needed spring retreat. From March 12 through May 16, the resort will transform into a spring oasis featuring seasonal activities such as a live storytime show, art activities, cookie decorating, scavenger hunts, boat rides, and more. Watch as Mother Goose…

1 min
tunes to spin

PARKER MILLSAP BE HERE INSTEAD A fiery folk troubadour wrestles with his virtual reality on Be Here Instead, Parker Millsap’s fifth studio set. Known for rowdy performances, a snake-bitten vocal rasp, and gritty fictional characters, Millsap’s effort here is more tempered and thoughtful, seeking concrete connection in the Zoom age. (Available April 9) RYANHOOD UNDER THE LEAVES Acoustic fusion aces Ryanhood offer an all-natural shot in the arm with Under the Leaves, the latest from an underappreciated Arizona duo. Mixing bluegrass speed, jam-ready melodies, and pop-rocking forward momentum, two guys with guitars challenge decades of easy-listening “rules.” (Available April 16) ERIC CHURCH HEART & SOUL A visionary country rocker outdoes himself on Heart & Soul, an ambitious triple album with a purpose. Experimenting with in-the-moment music-making, Church and friends wrote and recorded a song each…